Sidharth Shukla, known for his work on the television show Balika Vadhu and for winning Bigg Boss 13 in 2013, passed away a few days ago at the Cooper Hospital in Mumbai, officials said. He was 40 years old.
He was taken to hospital at around 11 am after suffering a massive heart attack in the morning. The only survivors of his family are his mother and sister. PTI was told by a senior official at Cooper Hospital that “he was brought dead to the hospital some time ago.”. Initial indications indicate that the victim died of a heart attack. We, however, must wait to perform the post mortem before confirming the cause of death,” a doctor from the forensics department of the hospital said.
Several Bollywood actors have paid tribute to Manoj Bajpayee on Twitter. He wrote, “OMG!!! This is So Shocking!!! Words will fail to describe the shock and sense of loss of his near and dear ones !!! May he rest in peace !!! No yaar !!!!” His Bigg Boss co-contestant Himanshi Khurana tweeted, “Om Shanti.” She added in another tweet, “Oh my God. It’s hard to believe. RIP Sidharth Shukla.”RELATED STORIES
Sunil Grover tweeted, “Shocked and sad to hear about Sidharth Shukla. Gone too soon. Best wishes. Rest in peace.” Nimrat Kaur responded with heartfelt condolences. How distressing.
With a lead role in the 2008 soap opera Babul Ka Aangann Chootey Na, Sidharth Shukla made his acting debut. In 2014, he made his Bollywood debut in a supporting role in Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. He emerged as the winner of reality shows Bigg Boss 13 and Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 7. He hosted Savdhaan India and India’s Got Talent
The relationship between Sidharth and Shehnaaz Gill on Bigg Boss was often thought to be romantic. The rumored couple appeared in several popular music videos together and were fondly known as ‘Sidnaaz’ by their legions of fans.